Re: [Frameworks] Telecine question

From: Myron Ort <>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 11:03:39 -0700

I guess what confuses me is "old school" thinking. Back then when
you wanted to convert 16fps to soundspeed 24fps, you optically
printed every other frame twice (16 + 8 = 24).
If you remove the 3:2 pulldown to eliminate interlaced frames, how
exactly is the 24fps speed retained? Will I see a pattern of repeated
frames if I scroll through the digital file one click at a time?


I know I have asked this before but I am still not clear enough to
convey details to my friend who helps me with the fcp processing.

I recently had some telecine transfers done at a lab. Standard

16mm films transferred at 24fps.

I have these files on my hard drive as Apple Pro Res 422 HQ.

The interlaced frames are annoying. I think I have heard that they
can be removed.

The goal is to be able to make a dvd or have a file to digitally
project that might not have these interlaced frames. I think I have
been led to believe this is somehow possible and still have the film
look like it is at 24 fps.

We are using Final Cut Pro, what do we do to eliminate the interlaced
frames (3:2 pull down I believe it is called) so that the final dvd
or file for projection will look more like a film without the
interlaced frames?

Please note I am not trying to edit these films in fcp, they were
edited already with painstaking cement splices.

Please address the answer to this particular situation at hand. Or,
if the answer is embarrassingly simplistic, let me know if we can
contact privately.

Myron Ort

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